Cree XLamp® MX-3 LED Delivers Lighting Class Performance to More Applications

New Lighting-Class PLCC LED is ideal for LED bulbs, retail display and linear lighting

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, announces commercial availability of the new 100+ lumen XLamp® MX-3 LED. The MX-3 LED extends Cree’s lighting-class performance to a broader set of applications with enhanced light uniformity and LED-to-LED color consistency.

MX-3 delivers luminous flux of up to 122 lm at 350 mA in cool white (6500K) and up to 100 lm at 350 mA in warm white (3500K). The MX-3 offers design simplicity and flexibility, sharing a common footprint with Cree’s XLamp MX-6 LED, and is ideal for LED bulbs, retail display lighting and high-flux distributed illumination such as cove lighting and wall washing.

“The XLamp MX-3 is designed for customers who demand lighting-class performance across their entire product line,” said Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED components. “With the industry’s tightest color consistency and uniform angular chromaticity, Cree continues to set performance standards for longevity and consistency.”

XLamp MX-3 LEDs are available in sample quantities immediately and production quantities with standard lead times. To locate a distributor, please visit www.cree.com/buyxlamp.

About Cree
Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to obsolete the incandescent light bulb through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications.

Cree’s product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and radio-frequency/wireless devices. Cree solutions are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, variable-speed motors, and wireless communications.

For additional product and company information, please refer to www.cree.com. To learn more about the LED Lighting Revolution, please visit www.creeledrevolution.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, including the risk we may encounter delays or other difficulties in ramping up production of our new products; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render Cree’s products obsolete; and other factors discussed in Cree’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 27, 2010, and subsequent filings.